News Releases

The Divison of Marketing and Communications provides access to the most up-to-date information released by Memorial University of Newfoundland. Archives of previous news releases are also available.

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August 2015

First look at the view from Memorial’s Battery Facility Graduate Accommodations Aug. 2015
Memorial University releases past water quality test results on the St. John’s campus Aug. 2015
Four outstanding alumni to be recognized for tremendous contributions Aug. 2015
The Future of Nature: Memorial University to host first transdisciplinary conference aimed at engaging the community Aug. 2015
Memorial University water quality update, Tuesday, Aug. 4 Aug. 2015
Media availability regarding water quality Aug. 2015
Marine Institute Issues tenders for major development of Holyrood Marine Base Aug. 2015
Memorial’s main St. John’s campus reopens [updated] Aug. 2015
Memorial’s main St. John’s campus reopens Aug. 2015

July 2015

Update on water quality at Memorial University July 2015
Most of Memorial University’s St. John’s campus closed on July 31, 2015 July 2015
New Wood Group Chair in Arctic and Harsh Environment Engineering appointed at Memorial University July 2015
Vice-president (research) appointed to board of governors for the Council of Canadian Academies July 2015
Memorial University researchers and teachers focus on food and water security July 2015
Poppies bring old adversaries together July 2015
International study co-authored by Memorial archaeologists confirms timing of North America’s first migration wave July 2015
Military transition business boot camp returns to St John’s July 2015
Peer group to increase advancement of women in local technology sector; St. John’s chapter newest in Canada July 2015
Holyrood Marine Base to host open house July 2015
PSA: Fall application to graduate deadline looming for Memorial University students July 2015
Memorial University’s Board of Regents approves budget proposal July 2015
Professores emeriti recognized July 2015
Memorial University to host poppy painting exhibit July 2015
Memorial’s Battery Facility Graduate Student Accommodations offering broad views, seeking the same July 2015
Fifty high school students from across the province depart for prestigious SHAD program July 2015
Memorial University to hold conference on information theory July 2015

June 2015

Multisectoral healthy active living strategy needed for children in Newfoundland June 2015
Memorial receives more than $6 million to support innovative research related to natural sciences and engineering June 2015
Marine Institute and National Research Council to host international MATE ROV competition June 2015
Education identified as key to reconciliation June 2015
Memorial University’s bachelor of nursing program delivers gold standard in nursing education June 2015
Marine Institute of Memorial University to hold 2015 graduation ceremony June 2015
Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine receives international recognition for innovative learning spaces June 2015
Study finds gap between aims of Canadian physical education curriculum and expectations June 2015
Memorial University names 2015 Rothermere Fellow June 2015
Genesis Centre expands to Holyrood’s BeachHead Innovation Center and Suites June 2015
Marine Institute signs memorandum of understanding with Iceland-based Matís Ltd. June 2015
Memorial University alumna awarded Trudeau Scholarship June 2015
What kind of province do we want? Memorial’s Harris Centre poses big questions in upcoming public forum June 2015
Marine Institute’s ROV technician program receives accreditation June 2015
36th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing being held in St. John’s June 2015
Leading nurse researcher to headline conference at Memorial University June 2015
Memorial University seeking nominations for community service award June 2015
National engineering academy inducts three individuals with ties to Memorial University June 2015
Memorial university seeking nominations for community service award June 2015
PSA: Occupational and physiotherapy feasibility committee seeks public input June 2015
Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance launches first trans-Atlantic mapping survey June 2015

May 2015

Mark English to lead Memorial Sea~Hawks women’s basketball program May 2015
Two Memorial University students selected to participate in national events May 2015
Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance to launch first trans-Atlantic mapping survey May 2015
PSA: Connect on social media to celebrate convocation at Memorial May 2015
Memorial University to hold spring convocation ceremonies in St. John’s May 2015
Dance symposium to celebrate naming of community dance studio May 2015
Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine Shaves for the Brave May 2015
Rethinking transportation: A ticket to social equity May 2015
Memorial University doctoral student wins Eastern Regional 3MT Competition May 2015
Memorial University administration works to find solutions to budget shortfalls May 2015
Memorial University to present 33rd annual Alumni Tribute Awards May 2015
Symposium of Singing and Song to take place at Memorial University May 2015
Memorial University to host TD Discovery Days May 2015
Investment banker, entrepreneur honoured by Memorial’s business faculty May 2015
PSA: Faculty and staff art exhibit opening at Memorial University’s Queen Elizabeth II Library May 2015
Derek Murphy, Jeff LeDrew to be recognized by Memorial’s business faculty May 2015
Fourth annual Alumni Job Fair taking place at Memorial University May 2015
Memorial University opens $29.1-million Craig L. Dobbin Genetic Research Centre May 2015
Memorial University president reacts to 2015-16 provincial budget May 2015

April 2015

Anatomy lends a teaching hand at Memorial University April 2015
Memorial University to open Craig L. Dobbin Genetics Research Centre April 2015
Navy marine engineering technicians graduate from Memorial University’s Marine Institute April 2015
Regional ROV competition to test skills of junior and high school students April 2015
PSA: Special screening of Last Days in Vietnam April 2015
Before Beaumont Hamel, there was Gallipoli – Memorial University and Turkish Embassy commemorate Gallipoli campaign April 2015
Enactus Memorial launches first carbon offset program that supports local green initiatives April 2015
Canadian climate change scientist co-hosting panel discussion at Memorial April 2015
Memorial University awarded two Canada Research Chair positions April 2015
Memorial University student named finalist in national Storytellers challenge April 2015
School of Pharmacy to receive $150,000 for interdisciplinary health research April 2015

March 2015

PSA: Memorial University’s ARTS on Oceans presents Work and the Sea March 2015
Memorial’s spring convocation will honour 10 distinguished individuals March 2015
National aging study receives further funding with Newfoundland and Labrador playing key role March 2015
PSA: Home is Here: Exhibit opening at Memorial University’s Queen Elizabeth II Library March 2015
Memorial University appoints new provost and vice-president (academic) March 2015
Havin’ a ball for a great cause March 2015
Memorial University’s School of Pharmacy to host Public Pill Drop March 2015
Memorial’s Botanical Garden receives national recognition March 2015
Memorial University hosting symposium on Indigenous teacher education March 2015
PSA: Memorial University to hold conference on Aboriginal citizenship March 2015
Ocean technology company SubC Imaging wins international business award March 2015
PSA: Public invited to Marine Institute open house March 2015
PSA: ARTS on Oceans presents Work and the Sea March 2015
Memorial University student wins prestigious Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award for Let’s Talk Science outreach March 2015
PSA: Memorial University sociologist engaged in Sustainable Canada Dialogues March 2015
PSA: 2015 UN World Food Programme photo exhibit March 2015
Oldest snowmobile in Labrador focus of public presentation March 2015
Pharmacy Research Innovation Day March 2015
Cinema and space in Newfoundland and Labrador March 2015
PSA: New date for Alumni Tribute Awards March 2015
PSA: Re-imagining rural Newfoundland and Labrador March 2015
PSA: Public invited to Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science open house March 2015
PSA: Memorial celebrates Open Education Week 2015 March 2015
PSA: Public lecture to talk about Internet security and privacy March 2015
PSA: Oldest snowmobile in Labrador focus of public presentation March 2015
Memorial University’s Business Day celebrates half a century March 2015
Chief executive officer appointed at Memorial University’s Genesis Group March 2015
School of Pharmacy embraces Pharmacist Awareness Month March 2015
PSA: Memorial University Childcare Centre closing for repairs March 2015
PSA: Sex Work: Soliciting Reflections March 2015
Memorial University’s Business Day celebrates half a century March 2015

February 2015

The Sound of Political Change in Myanmar topic of public lecture Feb. 2015
PSA: Gala concert celebrates major endowment Feb. 2015
Exhibition and concert honours generosity of Edwin Procunier Feb. 2015
PSA: Nominations open for Alumni Tribute Awards Feb. 2015
PSA: Registration open for alumni and friends curling bonspiel Feb. 2015
Finding solutions to bullying and harassment in schools and workplaces Feb. 2015
PSA: Memorial University workshop teaches more than good manners Feb. 2015
PSA: A Newfoundland Chinese family’s experience Feb. 2015
PSA: Memorial University public lecture examines research’s impact on real-world problems Feb. 2015
Video series recognizes Memorial’s ambitious goal of doubling research Feb. 2015
PSA: Alumni Tribute Awards ceremony postponed Feb. 2015
Memorial University’s Harris Centre hosts public forum on hydraulic fracturing Feb. 2015
Memorial University positioned for global success with Strategic Internationalization Plan 2020 Feb. 2015
PSA: Reminder: Memorial University hosts second information session in St. John’s for prospective students Feb. 2015
Public lecture about the local and national effects of climate change Feb. 2015
Memorial University president to give annual address to St. John’s Rotary Club Feb. 2015
Memorial to host roundtable on intercultural and interdisciplinary health Feb. 2015
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in St. John’s for prospective students Feb. 2015
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in St. John’s for prospective students Feb. 2015

January 2015

Go Abroad Fair at Memorial University Jan. 2015
PSA: Memorial University to honour exceptional alumni at Alumni Tribute Awards Ceremony Jan. 2015
PSA: ARTS on Oceans sets sail Jan. 2015
Memorial University explores opportunities in Arctic and harsh environments at St. John’s conference Jan. 2015
Sixth annual SPARKS Literary Festival Jan. 2015
PSA: SPARKS Literary Festival to take place this weekend Jan. 2015
Brazilian student delegation to participate in Youth Oceans Conference Jan. 2015
PSA: Beyond the Palms: Art opening at Memorial University’s Queen Elizabeth II Library Jan. 2015
Memorial’s Faculty of Arts enhances core curriculum Jan. 2015
School of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony to take place Jan. 2015
$1.8 million awarded to support social sciences and humanities research at Memorial Jan. 2015
PSA: Henrietta Harvey lecturer discusses oil’s unconventional future Jan. 2015
Deadline for application to graduate drawing near for Memorial students Jan. 2015

December 2014

Memorial University engineering co-op student to play Santa’s little helper this winter Dec. 2014
Memorial announces architectural contract for Battery facility Dec. 2014
Students learn about Beaumont Hamel through botany Dec. 2014
Discovering the role of Newfoundland Mi’kmaq in the Great War Dec. 2014
Faculty and staff recognized for outstanding achievement at Memorial Dec. 2014
Memorial University announces 2014 Alumni Tribute Awards recipients Dec. 2014
PSA: You’re invited to a festive screening of The Polar Express Dec. 2014
SHAD Valley program seeking exceptional students for 2015 Dec. 2014
EDGE 2013 conference partners to receive Red Cross award Dec. 2014
Memorial completes review of basketball incident Dec. 2014
Students and entrepreneurs pitch business concepts at Pitch 101 Dec. 2014
New $6.8-million R&D centre open for business at Memorial University Dec. 2014
Memorial University to hold Dec. 6 vigil Dec. 2014
Genesis Centre graduates ocean technology company Dec. 2014
Memorial’s Genesis Centre to host graduation for Clarenville-based company Dec. 2014
English and French language lessons help new immigrants exit poverty Dec. 2014
Building a home for the holidays: Memorial hosts public forum on homelessness Dec. 2014
Engineering and applied science researcher named Terra Nova Young Innovator Dec. 2014

November 2014

Tapping into Newfoundland and Labrador’s rural drinking water challenges Nov. 2014
Memorial University announces $50-million partnership to strengthen health research in Newfoundland and Labrador Nov. 2014
College of the North Atlantic and Memorial University students to benefit from combined gifts totalling $7 million from The Joyce Foundation Nov. 2014
Major funding announcement to support health-care research Nov. 2014
PSA: On the move with Memorial’s first dancer-in-residence Nov. 2014
College of the North Atlantic and Memorial University to co-host funding announcement Nov. 2014
Public lecture on the social and ethical impact of improvisation Nov. 2014
Research report celebrates collaboration and community Nov. 2014
Memorial University students produce play about First World War Nov. 2014
Project managers to get tips from pros at symposium Nov. 2014
New report estimates the economic impact of Memorial University Nov. 2014
Memorial social sciences and arts students awarded scholarships and fellowships Nov. 2014
Memorial research assists in health care delivery for Innu patients Nov. 2014
RECODE grant to help Memorial University become leader in social innovation and entrepreneurship Nov. 2014
Studying on sacred ground Nov. 2014
Memorial University alumni named best in the world after winning international business competition Nov. 2014
Marine Institute to hold Remembrance Day ceremony Nov. 2014
Memorial University receives national innovation award for physician leadership and management program Nov. 2014
Memorial to host conversation about boreal forests, poetry and multimedia Nov. 2014
PSA: Memorial University to host information session for seniors on preventing falls Nov. 2014
PSA: Public lecture about safety of province’s drinking water Nov. 2014
National honours for Memorial University researchers Nov. 2014
Harris Centre celebrates 10 years of relevance, integrity and independence; hosts NL Forum 2014 for 10th anniversary Nov. 2014

October 2014

Memorial releases Face Forward: President’s Report 2014 Oct. 2014
Report calls for more community involvement in environment and natural resource research Oct. 2014
Memorial University announces $1 million to be invested in oceans industries student research awards Oct. 2014
Ocean Sciences wraps up hands-on field trip program for high school students Oct. 2014
Nursing students hone their knowledge and skills in infection prevention and control Oct. 2014
Be still our hearts: MUNdays over for another year Oct. 2014
Day 5 of MUNdays is warm and fuzzy Oct. 2014
Memorial University set to honour special alumni Oct. 2014
Students Compete In Marine Institute Model Boat Race Oct. 2014
MUNdays keep hearts a-thumpin’ on Day 2 Oct. 2014
University of the Arctic leadership to visit Memorial and share northern knowledge and expertise Oct. 2014
PSA: Memorial hosts discussion on future of food in Newfoundland and Labrador Oct. 2014
PSA: Come celebrate with Memorial during I Love MUNdays 2014 Oct. 2014
PSA: Taking research from the ivory tower to the hospital floor Oct. 2014
PSA: All-star lineup for Super TSC Night concert Oct. 2014
Memorial to receive funding to enhance aquaculture industry Oct. 2014
New report suggests need for new approach to public policy and governance in Newfoundland and Labrador Oct. 2014
Celebrating the university experience during MUNdays 2014 Oct. 2014
PSA: Advisory re: road construction near St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre for the information of Memorial convocation attendees Oct. 2014
Student group Enactus Memorial to compete for World Cup in Beijing Oct. 2014
Memorial University to hold fall convocation ceremonies in St. John’s Oct. 2014
PSA: Connect on social media to celebrate convocation at Memorial Oct. 2014
Marine Institute hosts competition challenging fishing industry to reduce bycatch Oct. 2014
37th Annual Garden and Nature Art Exhibition at Memorial University’s Botanical Garden – call for submissions Oct. 2014
Memorial researchers dive into the mysteries of Smith Sound, Trinity Bay Oct. 2014
Memorial names new 500-bed residence Macpherson College Oct. 2014
Memorial to officially name new 500-bed residence Oct. 2014
Enactus national champion to showcase World Cup presentation on Oct. 6 Oct. 2014
Rural development work needs to be more solution focused Oct. 2014
Environmental protection on a nano-scale Oct. 2014
PSA: Saving the CBC: A Public Forum Oct. 2014
Memorial University’s Medical Education Centre officially opened Oct. 2014
PSA: Marine Institute public lecture to examine planning for coastal and ocean development Oct. 2014

September 2014

Forum sponsored by Memorial’s Global Health Office looks at challenges of sustainable fisheries in the global and local context Sept. 2014
The Harris Centre is taking Memorial research out of the lab and into the…mall? Sept. 2014
Symposium on Newfoundland and Labrador’s role in the First World War Sept. 2014
International exchange ambassadors attend Go Abroad Fair Sept. 2014
Region's top university teachers to be recognized in St. John's Sept. 2014
Memorial University to officially open new Medical Education Centre Sept. 2014
Dance Games and Body Work: Public talk on dance video game research Sept. 2014
Projects study Labrador Sea’s role in the Earth’s climate system Sept. 2014
Newfoundland and Labrador culture and heritage: more than just tourism Sept. 2014
Capturing the vital signs of Newfoundland and Labrador Sept. 2014
50th anniversary of Grand Banks sea adventure Sept. 2014
PSA: Fresh Prints: Celebrating 40 years of St. Michael’s Printshop Sept. 2014
Memorial University takes on ocean plastics with citizen science Sept. 2014
Memorial University’s Botanical Garden celebrates Canada’s National Tree Day Sept. 2014
PSA: What the First World War Taught Us: A lecture by Gwynne Dyer Sept. 2014
MI Ocean Net to host Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in Portugal Cove-St. Philips Sept. 2014
Medical researcher at Memorial inducted into Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Sept. 2014
Third Annual Terry’s CAUSE on Campus in honour of Terry Fox Sept. 2014
Not your typical kinesiology experience Sept. 2014
Oilscapes: Visual Arts and the Materiality of Oil Sept. 2014
New research needed to deal with provincial demographic challenges, says Harris Centre report Sept. 2014
Psa: Reading by Edward Riche, Memorial’s writer-in-residence Sept. 2014
Two Memorial University professors named to Royal Society of Canada College Sept. 2014
Memorial University alumni advance to final round of international business competition Sept. 2014
Memorial University to showcase oceans research at international conference in St. John’s Sept. 2014
Idea-sharing about car-sharing to take place at public forum Sept. 2014
Annual Food ’n’ Garden Fair at Memorial University Botanical Garden Sept. 2014
Ocean education and youth focus of Oceans Innovation 2014 Sept. 2014
Teaching and learning collaborative space opens at Memorial University Sept. 2014
University leaders issue statement on interdisciplinarity in graduate education and research Sept. 2014
Memorial University’s science and engineering researchers take home Discovery Grants Sept. 2014
Decoding Newfoundland and Labrador culture Sept. 2014
Memorial University researcher named finalist for prestigious social sciences award Sept. 2014
Fall honorary degree recipients announced Sept. 2014
Memorial University names Pam Hall as inaugural Public Engagement Post-doctoral Fellow Sept. 2014
Two Memorial students awarded prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships Sept. 2014
International excellence in social accountability award for Memorial University Sept. 2014
Memorial researchers awarded funding for social sciences research Sept. 2014
17th anniversary of unveiling of Merchant Navy Memorial Sept. 2014


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